Year of Joy: October

2016 is flying by. I can't believe we're down to two months remaining in the year. October was a challenging month for many in the Western Canadian farming community with endless wet and cool weather. Here's hoping the weather improves as we close out the year. Here's what brought me joy in October. Good friends... Continue Reading →

Quotable: Life is Pretty Darn Good

Here's an applicable thought as we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. Remember to be grateful for what you have, not just on Thanksgiving, but every day. Happy Thanksgiving!   

Recipe: Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, I decided to bake two different pumpkin treats this past weekend. First up were my famous pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. These are always a hit! They're so moist and delicious. Now, I'm not claiming that they're the healthiest muffins around, but it's OK to treat yourself every now and then! I've posted... Continue Reading →

Carving up controversy: PETA is at it again

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, the animal rights group PETA has decided to once again target turkeys. But this time, not only do they have their eyes set on turkeys, but also on our children. The new marketing campaign includes billboards in all major Canadian cities that read, "Kids: If you wouldn't eat your dog, why... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: For Visitors

Seeing as this is Thursday and American Thanksgiving, I thought it was appropriate that I write a Thankful Thursday blog post. We Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving in October and I was thankful to have the opportunity to travel back home to southern Manitoba and visit my family for the weekend. Over a month later and... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: American Friends

Today on Thankful Thursday and American Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for the new American friends I've made this past year through various social media such as blogging, Twitter and Facebook. I share a love of agriculture, rural life and/or food with many of these friends. I won't begin to name names as I don't want to... Continue Reading →

Giving thanks for food and farmers

Going around the table and having each person say what they were thankful for was a Thanksgiving tradition at my extended family gatherings growing up. As a child the answers usually were friends, family, toys and food, especially food. We were, after all, waiting to dig into a delicious spread that always included turkey and all the... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins

It's that time of year - time to bring out the pumpkin recipes! I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of pumpkin. I'll have a slice or two of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and that's enough to tide me over for the rest of the year. But... this pumpkin muffin recipe is delicious so... Continue Reading →

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